What is continuous bladder irrigation?

This is a sterile procedure where a 3 way catheter is placed inside the bladder. One port allows the instillation of saline continuously. The other port allows the fluid to drain back out. This is usually done when there is bleeding from the bladder either from damage, disease or procedures. If the irrigation isn't done, clots can form inside the bladder causing the blockage of urine. It is usually not uncomfortable, in fact brings relief to some that have been unable to drain urine due the blockage.